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Ideal Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Jammu City, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“impeccable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Beautiful location on a sea shore with a private beach where non-residents of the resort have to pay for the visit itself, excellent meals served by courteous staff amid a very pleasant ambiance ... this is how you can describe Ideal Beach Resort. The rooms are tastefully done with every facility within reach or call. Lawns are very well maintained and the landscape blends aesthetically with vast stretch of ocean before you.You have to appreciate the concern shown by the staff to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. All this enjoyment comes at an exorbitant rate.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much for choosing & staying & and for sharing your great experience during your stay at Ideal Beach.We welcome this kind of gesture and really appreciate it.We are happy to hear from you that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay at Ideal.Its with pleasure to deliver exceptional quality service and that the comfort and well being of all our guests remain our utmost priority which makes them feel so memorable.Looking forward to see you soon again to serve you more better.
Yours sincerely,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Murwillumbah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Nice place and good value, do not expect a five star hotel as you are not paying the same rates.Very clean for Indian standards,staff are very good and help full, all but the travel/taxi organizer who put us in a bus when we had payed for a new Toyota minibus.The food was good but a little short on selection of western style vegetarian food. In all it was OK.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Vanakam,
Thank You very much indeed for choosing and staying and for sharing your valuable experience on TripAdvisor. We welcome this kind of gesture and really appreciate it.
Regarding the Travel desk/Organiser,taking into consideration the volume of baggages you had the taxi organiser had opted for a bigger vehicle to accomodate all your luggages.Usually the charges for the bigger vehicle is more than the small vehicle.
Regarding the selection of western style veg food, Your feed back has truly facilitated us to add more dishes in the Buffet.
We wish to assure you that the comfort and well being of all our guests are our utmost priority and wish to have you with us again to serve you more better.

Warm Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I do use trip advisor a lot to choose my stay and I picked up Ideal Beach Resort based on a review here.

I was in touch with the resort's booking team via e-mail as I was travelling when I was travlling my trip. I was pleased with the experience - both in terms of response time (1 working day) and in terms of providing options. I had a few date changes and they did it without any fuss. Pretty good e-mail response.

I'm going to benchmark my review from here on..... on ECR based on my experience, the top resorts would be Taj Fish Cove, followed by Radisson Temple Bay and then MGM.... this would be in this slot along with MGM. So this is no-where close to Taj or Temple Bay as these 2 are on a different league by sheer luxury, service and cost. So I'm comparing Ideal beach Resort with MGM Beach head-on-head

The place is safe and I was very happy about it and that could be the reason why you see 70% of the resort is always booked by non-Indian. Since its clsoer to Mahabs (just 3 Kms before Mahabs - after Tiger Caves), its not crowded as MGM - MGM gets more casual visitors for lunch, dinner, events etc,. For me, this is a +ve for Ideal beach Resort.

Price: By the look, feel and luxury of the resort, this is a notch below MGM but the price is almost the same as that of MGM or more than MGM. This is something the management should review. They should price it lesser than MGM so that people are willing to travel that extra 20 Kms from MGM and given the luxury feel is missing. Example the standard room look and feel is very simple viz., very basic wooden entrace door, no night lamps, no LCD TV, room bar not stocked with all the things listed, very basic decor, no DVD player, old styled flooring and doors etc., (even if I compare it with the basic room @ MGM). The complimentary water on a daily basis is 500 ml (2), they can provide a 1 ltr for the cost or to have that luxury factor.

The entire resort is lush green, clean and well maintained. Its very soft and pleasant on your eyes - good work by the team to have the resort in a very good shape. I did see people cleaning the lawns, tiles, exteriors, swimming pool etc., which was very nice. I would rate this resort 4.5 on 5 for cleanliness for sure.

Food: Breakfast was Average to good. Never had lunch at the resort but dinner was again average. Dinner buffet surely average given the cost of Rs 800 per person and the spread / taste / options were not close to the buffet at MGM (cost at MGM is also Rs 800 per person). The price has to be reviewed and has to be much lesser than MGM - myabe Rs 550 or max Rs 600. Ideal Beach Resort does not have an air-conditioned restaurant as an option - not sure how people manage in the summer. Open air is good in winter but I would need an air-conditioned place to eat peacefully in summer and this would also avoid the many many house-flies which was kinda irritating me.

In short, good place but a touch costly (stay and food) for the facilities and service. Should enhance the resort or reduce the price (stay and food) below MGM Beach Resorts.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Vanakam,
Thank You very much for staying at Ideal Beach Resort and for your valuable feedback,which has facilitated us in addressing some specific area of concern and the same has been looked into and some of them has been rectified immediately.
Regarding the food we don't compromise on the quality of the food.keeping in mind the quality of the food the rate has been fixed.
I wish to assure you that the comfort & well being of all our guests remain our utmost priority.We hope to have you with us again to serve you much more better.

Warm Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Everything about ideal was beautiful. The registration was done tastefully and very simple, rooms are spacious and comfortable. Though an old property, it has been maintained well and the location is simply superb! the sound of the waves can be heard continuously to remind us of whats out there. Food was good. The buffet spread was large and tasty catering to a wide range of people & the live music with Tabla and other Indian instruments made for good hearing.

The beach was very neat and clean with shade and chairs provided appropriately. Requests for last minute taxis were granted.

Over all a stress free stay!!

Room Tip: beach side rooms
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much indeed for choosing & staying and for sharing your valuable experience on Tripadvisor.We welcome this kind of gesture & really appreciate it.We are glad to hear that you had enjoyed the luxury & comforts at Ideal.Our focus is to provide quality products and services to all the guests like you which had made your vacation an Ideal Holiday.Looking forward to see you soon again.

Warm Regards.

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Have stayed here on 2 occasions - September 1st week and November 1st week. Loved everything about the resort - the spacious rooms (esp the sea facing ones), excellent indian and srilankan food ,, the resort landscaping , the pool, the lovely private beach and most of all, service with smiles everywhere.

do try the Queen suite...its huge and suits a large family of 3 with kids.

only wish where was a children's play area !

Room Tip: ask for sea facing rooms
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much for choosing & staying and for sharing your valuable experience about Your stay at Ideal Beach Resort.We welcome this kind of gesture & really appreciate it.We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ideal.Our focus mainly is to deliver exceptional quality service to guests like you which makes them to come back again & again to our Resort.Looking forward to welcome you back again to serve you more better
Warm Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager

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Warangal, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

its in great location with great & beautiful veiw ,beach is very neat & clean & good privacy ,swimming pool also clean & tidy,reasturant food is tasty but costly,room service good but even water also we have to purchase & drink (give 1 litre water as compliment for 2 persons ),lighting in swiming area & beach negligible ,need improvement,reception staff need to be more polite with a smile on face ,its far from city so one need own vechile

Room Tip: should have /book a vechile if planning for going out to explore mahabalipuram
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jammu City, India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Ideal is the word which comes to mind the moment you go to the Ideal Beach Resort. Beautifully laid out lawns match the flawless beauty of vast ocean on whose shore this resort has been made. Neat and clean beach with chairs and tables under shade gives you enough time to enjoy sea at any time of the day. The food is very delicious. The rooms are very well done up. The cottages are good enough to provide homely comforts. All this luxury comes at an exorbitant price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much for staying & for sharing your valuable experience on Tripadvisor about Ideal Beach Resort.We are very happy to hear that you had enjoyed the Luxury & Comforts of Ideal Beach.Looking forward to see you soon back again to serve you much better.

With Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Address: East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideal Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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